If there’s ever an occasion for midnight snacking, it’s New Year's Eve! With festivities in full swing and crowds gathering to watch the ball drop, you’ll need some show-stopping desserts on hand. After all, the clean-eating and gym-going don’t start until after the calendar turns over. ;)
Sure, it’s still winter. But the holidays are wrapping up and spring doesn’t feel too far away. In this collection, we’re focusing on lighter flavors, personal portions, pops of fresh fruit, and a few healthier goodies to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions on track. Don’t worry–there are plenty of indulgences, too.
So whether you’re partying it up or counting down with your closest friends and family, we’ve got you covered with one of these delicious New Year’s Eve desserts. Happy 2024!
Pretty as a picture, this Lemon Tart is full of fresh, bright flavors ready to remind you that spring is right around the corner (well, kind of). A graham cracker crust, zesty lemon curd filling, and garnish of mint + fresh berries make every bite a well-balanced delight.
It can feel like there’s hardly space to breathe between Christmas and New Year’s. Whether you’re hosting gatherings for both or simply a busy person with a sweet tooth, this no-bake cheesecake offers dessert on demand. Ten ingredients and 22 minutes (not counting chilling time) are all it takes to come together! Plus, that swirl of puréed fresh strawberries perfectly complements the thick, creamy filling.
Light, gorgeous, and super easy to make, this gelatin provides a lovely pop of color in any New Year’s spread. Sweetened condensed milk makes for a thick, creamy base, while fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint help ring in 2024 with style (and taste!).
With so many treats drifting around during the holidays, how can you indulge while still looking ahead to those New Year’s resolutions you hope to stick to? Enter: bite-sized portions! These adorable mini cheesecakes are so decadent that it only takes one (or two) to totally satisfy your cravings. Made with Maria cookies, dulce de leche batter, and sea salt on top, they make a great party platter or easy indulgence throughout the week.
Speaking of one-bite wonders, give these Individual Flans a try! They’re an elegant touch at any New Year’s dinner party, and practically beg to be artfully plated with fresh strawberries and kiwi slices.
Alternating between crunchy Maria cookies and a mouthwatering lemon filling, this one-dish take on a Charlotte cake is easy to start eating and nearly impossible to stop. The stunning decorations will have everyone asking which bakery you snagged it from, and you can even add diced mango or strawberries between each layer for extra pizzazz!
We may be bidding farewell to the old year, but the classics are here to stay. This Strawberry Cheesecake is simply scrumptious, with a buttery breadcrumb base, rich filling, and festive garnish of fruity jam and fresh mint. Careful when you set these slices down at a party; They’ll be gone before you know it!
Who doesn’t love simple, hand-held treats? This mug cake is the best of all worlds: Cozy to hold while you ward off the winter chill, perfectly portioned, and easy to clean up after, especially if you lick the cup clean. Full of rich, caramel-y dulce de leche flavor and topped with fresh raspberries, this dish is basically our dream dessert.
This old favorite is proof that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to achieve a tasty result. In fact, you only need 10 minutes, 8 ingredients, and 2 simple steps to pull this gorgeous glass together. Fresh strawberries and pomegranate seeds are soaked in a fabulous mix of vanilla extract, sweetened condensed milk, and more to create a last-minute New Year’s dessert.
After a night of excitement, start January 1 on an oh-so-sweet note with these fluffy, quick-and-easy pancakes. They’re infused with lemon for a subtle citrusy flavor, then heaped with fresh blueberries and a tantalizing drizzle of sweetened condensed milk to create the ultimate New Year’s breakfast. Plus, they’re done in just 15 minutes, so you have the rest of the day to relax or start tackling resolutions!
Calling all health-conscious celebrators! Whether you’re warding off a hangover or starting the new year strong, reach for the blender. This smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients (kale, berries, banana, dates, and more), yet still feels a touch indulgent thanks to a splash of sweetened condensed milk.